Center for Energy Economics
October 20, 2017

Center Partners provide sustaining support as well as critical business and government interactions.


Interested in becoming a CEE Partner? Here is how corporate funds are leveraged for research:

Corporate Sponsor funds are used to support faculty and student research leading to solid proposals that can compete for major grants or gifts. In this way, corporate funds are leveraged to build a larger program of research on the U.S. and global energy businesses and policy issues. The criteria for seed funds from the CEE for research proposal development follow.

  • Projects should be interdisciplinary;
  • They must fall within the mission and scope of the CEE (to prepare current and future energy managers and policy makers for competitive energy markets);
  • They must emphasize policies for successful commercial energy development; and
  • They must focus on the role of government, the business/governmentinterface, or corporate strategies and management responses.

The Center pursues many broad topic areas that are critical to worldwide energy development as well as specialized studies and research initiatives. Our overall objective is to ensure that the University of Texas at Austin and our partners (businesses, policy organizations and collaborating research institutions) are in the top tier of worldwide energy research. The Center’s research, training and outreach portfolio is on this web site.

Current Center Partners include the following companies:
  • Chevron Corporation (Chevron Africa/Latin America)
  • Electric Power Research Institute
  • Ernst & Young
  • ExxonMobil Corporation (Public & Government Affairs)
  • Frost Bank
  • GE Oil and Gas
  • Haddington Ventures
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Southern Company
  • State of Texas Advanced Resource Recovery Program/Office of the Comptroller
  • Engie North America
  • Toyota Motor North America
  • UT Jackson School of Geosciences Endowment
  • UT McCombs Executive Education Program Sponsors:
    • UT-ExxonMobil Global Upstream Commercial Overview
    • UT-CNOOC
    Dr. Michelle Michot Foss, Chief Energy Economist and Program Manager
    Center for Energy Economics, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin
    Tel 713-654-5400 Fax 713-654-5405